Fuchsia flower

Fuchsia flower

Inspiration Its joy month, and I spent some time searching for plants with the word “joy” in the name. On a page about floor names, I happened upon this picture of fuchsias. https://pixfeeds.com/images/flowers/1280-140254657-fuchsia.jpg I immediately remembered the...
Bornean orangutan

Bornean orangutan

Collaboration with Cynthia Simms Inspiration I was looking for an endangered animal to paint. I watched a video of the most endangered species and (coming in at number 10) happened upon this species of orangutan. Their gentle, thoughtful faces attracted me. I am...
Monarch Butterfly on lilacs

Monarch Butterfly on lilacs

Inspiration What creature speaks to me of well-being? A butterfly! If I’m going to paint a butterfly, I might as well contribute to my 100 monarchs project. I surfed the web and found...
Winter Chickadee

Winter Chickadee

Inspiration I wanted something wintry (because it’s December) and fairly simple (because I don’t have a lot of painting time this month.) I found this image compelling. Unfortunately, the source does not include photo credit information.) Creation Painting the...
wild Iris

wild Iris

a collaboration with Cynthia Simm inspiration (theme = love) I scrolled through images of cuddling animals, but didn’t see anything that moved me to painting. Instead, I decided to look for endangered flower species and find a photograph that included more than one –...